After reading comments here about Uzumaki, I grabbed a copy. I can't think of a film that more effectively captures the distortion of reality (and just plain fear) caused by obsession...being sucked into a vortex. Haunting images at just the right times, and nice acting throughout. Some reviewers I've read on other sites dismissed Uzumaki as "a film about a bunch of spirals." As usual, mainstream critics just don't get it. People who don't like bizarre humor or surreal presentation should probably try before they buy this one, but I loved it. Thanks for the recommendation, forumites.